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The death of at least 20 people in Egypt during clashes with security forces surrounding the commemoration of the 2011 uprising underscores the need for an independent investigation into the authorities’ excessive use of force. A woman and a 17-year-old girl were killed ahead of the January 25...
Freedom House classified Egypt as “not free” with regards to freedom on the internet from June 2014-May 2015 in its latest report released on Tuesday.
In a move that has sent shock waves throughout Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Pope, Tawadros II, traveled to Jerusalem Thursday at the head of a distinguished delegation of bishops from the Coptic Church. The short flight from Cairo to Tel-Aviv can be measured in minutes; the psychological distance...
Over the past two days, the Egyptian authorities have shut down an internationally respected art gallery and raided an independent publishing house in what free-speech advocates said Tuesday were the latest moves in an expanding crackdown on dissent that now includes cultural spaces popular with...
In 2015, Egyptian authorities imposed 13 publication bans, in which journalists were prohibited from reporting on certain cases until investigations into these cases had been completed.
Egyptian writer and journalist, Ahmad Nāji, was brought to court Saturday, where he faces trial for writing an article obtaining “obscene sexual content”, as many express solidarity with the writer.
No sooner did the authorities issue a decision to reopen a number of churches which had been closed by the former security apparatus than a crisis erupted—one in a long line of attempts to hijack the 25 January Revolution by forces opposed to democracy, freedom, and citizenship rights. Among the...

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